Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival was held in Port Douglas (Queensland, Australia) for the first time in 2022.My partner and I participated in the 100km course of the main long ride event, “Port Douglas Gran Fondo.” Here is the report (Part 2) of the ride through the World Heritage rainforest and the coral reef sea, a paradise with spectacular views. *Part1 is available here. Table of Contents Communication with friendly local riders The age range of Australian cyclists is wider than that of Japanese cyclists, and the percentage of female participants is higher than that of Japanese ones. We often saw female pairs and groups in their 40s-50s riding in matching jerseys and costumes. The […]
Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival was held in Port Douglas (Queensland, Australia) for the first time in 2022. My partner and I participated in the 100km course of the main long ride event, “Port Douglas Gran Fondo.” Here is the report (Part 1) of the ride through the World Heritage rainforest and the coral reef sea, a paradise with spectacular views. *Part2 is available here. Table of Contents Cycling events under COVID-19 in Australia This event, held in September 2022, was almost the same as before COVID-19 disaster. The event was held under blue skies, and participants were able to enjoy themselves while breathing fresh air to their heart’s content. Australia intermittently im […]
“BIKE TALK” – Queensland, Australia Edition -, an online talk event organized by Global Ride, was held. Paul Summers, Director of Tourism Queensland Japan, was our guest and spoke about the state of cycling in Queensland, Australia, and some of the major ride events. The talk will be facilitated by Taro Shirato (sports navigator and representative of Athlonia), a triathlete and frequent visitor to Queensland himself. Please take a look. BIKE TALK 2022 2nd「Queensland, Australia Edition」 presented by：Run＆Ride Click here to view the video of the Queensland, Australia edition.
The Second installment of a Brisbane travelogue by popular bicycle youtuber, Kenta-san.Kenta-san participated in B2CG 2019, and his video from Brisbane is now available.This time it’s finally the day of B2GC!Roadie’s ideal world (?) Click here to watch the video of the B2GC! *This article is a reprint of November 2019 article.
The first installment of a Brisbane travelogue by popular bicycle youtuber, Kenta-san.Kenta-san participated in B2CG 2019, and his video from Brisbane is now available.This time, we’ll show you everything from visiting local bike stores to checking into a hotel. *This article is a reprint of October 2019 article.
The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest tourist and recreational area. Brisbane, also in Queensland, has just launched a new cycle festival. Here is a report on one of the main events, the “Tour de Brisbane,” a fun ride that everyone is sure to enjoy. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. Text: Yuichi Ohya, Photos/Composition: Global Ride Event Office The state of Queensland is in the northeast of Australia. Brisbane, the state capital, is known as Australia’s third largest city after Sydney and Melbourne. Modern buildings, shopping malls, and historical buildings blend well with the large Brisbane River to create a unique landscape in this leading Oceania […]
The Tour de Brisbane was held on Sunday, April 14. A total of 3,209 riders entered the race, a very large number for a first-time event, and the South Bank, the start/finish line, was packed with cyclists from early in the morning. First, the UCI Gran Fondo road race waved off for each age class, followed by the Amy’s Ride, which departed from Southbank, divided by distance. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. After starting the race, we will proceed along the right bank of the Brisbane River for a while and first cross the Story Bridge, the iconic bridge in Brisbane. From here, you can see a panoramic view of the skyscrapers, and we would like to take our time and enjoy […]
Six Day emphasizes entertainment with background music by DJs and the use of lights. Its origins are said to date back to 1878. This truck race, which once included popular Tour de France athletes such as Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins, is especially popular in Europe, where world champions, Olympians, and next-generation stars can be seen running up close with a beer in hand. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. A total of seven rounds will be held in the 2018-2019 season, and Brisbane was chosen as the location for the final round. And we are happy to announce that the upcoming 2019-2020 season will also be held in conjunction with the Brisbane Cycling Festival, scheduled […]
Youtuber “Cycling Man” participated for the first time in the Brisbane to Gold Coast (commonly known as B2GC), held every October in Brisbane, Australia. Unfortunately, it was a little rainy on the day of the event but watch him ride alongside cheerful Aussies on a vast course unique to Australia. *This article is a reprint of a November 2018 article. Powered by: FRAME